No New Veterans ID Cards Until 2017

Posted January 27, 2016 at 6:49am

Military Times reports that “Congress passed legislation for a new veterans ID card last summer, but it will likely be another year before any are issued.”  

“The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun drafting regulations for production and issuing of the ID cards, designed to give veterans easy proof of their military service for non-federal activities.”  

“Legislation authorizing the cards, sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., passed through Congress without objection last July. He argued that veterans needed the option for a veterans ID to help individuals who have to carry around copies of their discharge paperwork to get discounts or services at a host of private businesses.”